Elizabeth 'Leigh' Garner, 42, who was charged with sexual battery and solicitation of a minor for child rape has instead been sentenced to 18 months probation, TMZ.com reports.
Garner is understood to have pleaded no contest in October. As part of her conditions she must stay away from the boy and his family, submit to drug testing and attendAA sessions twice a week.
Garner had been released on a $30,000 bond and had faced more than eight years' prison. She was expected to go on trial this month.
According to Murfreesboro police, the married Nashville woman, who cheered three seasons for the Tennessee Titans until 2008, was at a party in February when she tried to seduce the boy.
The boy told police that Garner asked him whether he'd 'ever been with a woman' before she tried to pull down him pants.
He then bolted from the bathroom and told his mother what happened, who reported her friend to police.
Garnerlater told detectives the alleged assault was all a misunderstanding, 'that she was drunk that evening and she got the boy confused with a man' who was also at the residence.
'That's just absolutely no excuse for sexual assaulting a child,' said officer Kyle Evans.
'If you can't tell the difference between a 12-year-old and an adult then there are problems.'
According to WTVF, Garner gained ameasure of fame while she was in the Titans' cheer squad because, at 38-year-old, she was considerably older than her fellow cheerleaders whowere generally in their 20s.
Numerous health and fitness blogs featured the busty blonde and her secrets to staying in shape when she made the team.
The Titans said she hasn't had anything to do with the team for several years.
Garnerand her husband, who she said on blog Chrissy Fitness in 2008 proposed to her during cheer-leading training with a dozen roses, seem to be sticking together through the allegations and defense that she thought the boy was another man.
They spoke with WTVF together, to proclaim her innocence.
Inthe interview with Chrissy Fitness, the 5' 2" tall 110 pound woman saidmaintaining her cheerleader-worthy body was hard work.
She said she hit the gym daily to maintain her envied physique, doing spins and turbokicks and twice a week she factored in strength training with weights to sculpt her muscles.
When it came to her diet, she explained in the 2008 article that she stuck to 1700 calories a day and ate mainly vegetables.
'I've never been one to eat a lot of junk food,' she explained.Follow @Listwns